MANDER, Lionel John
(Service number 13/2842)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Sergeant


Date 12 June 1892 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Haydon's Avenue, Onehunga
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs A. J. MANDER (mother), Haydn's Avenue, Onehunga, Auckland
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 9th Reinforcements, Auckland Mounted Rifles, A Squadron
Date 8 January 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With New Zealand Field Artillery, 6th Battery
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal; New Zealand Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Military Awards Military Medal; Mentioned in Despatches

Award Circumstances and Date

MiD 1917; MM - cabled 4 October 1918

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 29 November 1964 Age 72 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Karori Crematorium, Wellington; ashes interred Karori Cemetery
Memorial Reference Soldiers Niche, Plot 24 DIV K1
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Lionel John Mander was born on 12 June 1892 at Dunedin, the youngest son of John and Annie Jeffery (née Shaw) Mander. Guy was educated at Fairlie, Broad Bay (Otago), Andersons Bay (Dunedin), Stoke and Central Nelson schools. It was while the family was residing at Fairlie that John Mander, an accountant, died – 26 October 1894 - and was buried in the Fairlie Cemetery. Mrs John Mander provided private lodgings at Fairlie in 1897.

Gunner L. J. Mander was Mentioned in Despatches in 1917 and was awarded the Military Medal, as cabled on 4 October 1918. Lionel Mander married Agnes Whiting Seymour in 1928 and thereafter resided in the Wellington area. He died on 29 November 1964, aged 72 years, and was cremated at Karori Crematorium, Wellington, his ashes being interred in the soldiers niche at Karori Cemetery. His brother, Guy Jeffery Mander, also served in World War I, and another brother, Reginald Rex Mander, enlisted. Guy, Lionel and Reginald were nephews of Frederick Shaw who served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 June 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [19 June 2020]; School Admission records [19 June 2020]; Karori Crematorium & Cemetery records (Wellington City Council) [21 June 2020]; Evening Post, 10 July 1918, Free Lance, 26 September 1918, Dominion, 4 November 1918 (Papers Past) [[21 June 2020]

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